David Craig

I am a multimedia journalist with experience of local reporting and specialist knowledge of film, television and comic books.

Review: Io

The latest science-fiction offering from streaming giant Netflix is a remarkably sombre drama set on a toxic planet Earth, one that is mere days away from being completely abandoned. As the final few expedition ships prepare to set off towards Io, a moon orbiting Jupiter which could inhabit human life, young scientist Sam Walden (Qualley) desperately searches for a sign that her homeworld isn’t beyond saving. She faces increasing pressure to pack up shop from a boyfriend who is lightyears away and a traveller named Micah (Mackie) who turns up on her doorstep in a hot air balloon. As you do.